Monday, 9 March 2015

This has now has a new home with a very dear friend!

Making photos below.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Here's the finished basket. I'm pretty happy with it and looking forward to warmer weather so I can take a picnic out in it.

Here are some of the making photos.
First we made the handle then the rim and joined them together. Then added the ribs and got on with the weaving part.

These are some Christmas presents I made for lovely friends:

A knitted kebab;

Some zipper pouches...

and this which I did not make but it is a fine post!

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Here are the first of my new gouache paintings. Quality of the photos could be better, but it gives you an idea.

No classes in February as I'm just too busy! Basket making this Saturday with Mónica. I'm very excited about it!


Oh, and the first sock continues...

Here are some snaps from Christmas in Budapest.

We had a fantastic time and look forward to returning another time to enjoy more from this beautiful city. The food was great and we learned that cabbage is well loved here and one glass of mulled wine is pretty potent stuff.

We saw some paintings by Adolf Fényes who did some lovely interior and still life paintings. 

Also an excellent exhibition at the Hungarian National Gallery (MNG) of Rippl-Rónai and Maillol which explored the work and the importance of the relationship between these two artisits who were working largely at the end of the 19th and the start of the 20th centuries. The exhibition continues until April 2015.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Hello and a very happy 2015 to you!
I haven't been slacking - here are a few treats I've been working on.

1. House warming/New Year pompom chain (who needs Anthropologie?)

2. David Shrigley cushion cover. Made from a tea towel which was too nice to use for washing up.

3. Unfortunate baking. This lemon and poppy seed cake was delicious before it went into the oven. However, coupled with the fact that our oven doesn't work very well and I always forget to add enough baking powder (no self-raising here) this cake was very dense. Crispy on the outside, under-done on the inside. 

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Ooh finally, as it's been given as a present, here is a glimpse at the Marmite jar I made from felt.

Merry Christmas! 

It's time for all the nativity scenes in Catalunya to add their favourite little guy!